The Worst Bestsellers
About This Show
Writer Kait and librarian Renata read bestselling books in an attempt to understand their appeal and, barring that, to become the Crow and Servo of the book world. New episodes every other Monday. Visit WorstBestsellers.com for our readers advisory booklists and other fun stuff.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 92 – Whiskey Beach
Happy Valentine’s Day! Kait and Renata decided to treat themselves to the gift of Nora Roberts. They read Whiskey Beach with special Galentine pal (and mother of Renata), Susan. Although Duarte didn’t like this one as much as our last experience with Nora, the cougariffic Black Hills, it was still a welcome respite from the usual garbage we read. Join us for the romantic story of a man who totally didn’t murder his wife falling in love with his quirky crime-solving housekeeper/masseuse/yoga instructor/jewelry designer. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as Nora Roberts enjoys describing home decor!
Readers advisory: Here.
Footnotes: Episode #28 – Black Hills
North Shore vs South Shore
‘I’m sorry for coining the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”’ by Nathan Rabin
Candy pairing: Kait says cinnamon toast, Renata says Gibraltars, Susan says Snickers.
Coming up next: Angels Fall by Nora Roberts.
Rated 5 out of
Got me into podcasts.
This is the show that got me started listening to podcasts. (Yes, I'm a luddite.) At this point I enjoy the friendship among the podcasters and their in-jokes as much as the books they're critiquing. I also really appreciate that they're not just out to tear books up, but are happy to talk about the positives when they exist.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 4 out of
Funny content, a bit rambling
I like this podcast, especially as I am big reader. They can get a bit rambling at times, and the vocal fry is strong with this one, but it is overall pretty funny.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of
pithy and hilarious
I love the way the girls and their guests unpack the books with honest and informed opinions, with hilarious results.
Date published: 2016-10-14